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Kitty Felde is KPCC's Washington, D.C. Correspondent.

Before moving to the nation's capital, Kitty hosted KPCC's "Talk of the City" from 1997-2006.

In addition to her work in Los Angeles, Felde has reported from Africa and The Hague on AIDS and the war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and Bosnia.

When Felde puts down her microphone, she puts on her pointed shoes in ballet class. She's also an award-winning playwright. Her work has been produced at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., and at various theaters in New York and Los Angeles. If you look very closely in Woody Allen's "Radio Days," you'll spot her playing the role of Mrs. Riley.

Stories by Kitty Felde

Democrat Lofgren, Republican Issa disagree about malpractice reform

In his State of the Union address, President Obama elicited cheers from Republicans when he said he was willing to “look at” medical malpractice reform. Democrats sat on their hands.

Santa Cruz couple invited to State of the Union address

Among the invited guests at the State of the Union address is a pair of Californians. The couple started an ice cream business with help from the federal economic stimulus package.

Brad Sherman can't get a date to the State of the Union

Lawmakers all over Capitol Hill have found a member from across the aisle to sit with for tonight’s “State of the Union” speech. The show of bipartisanship is in response to calls for more civility following the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Update on the David Dreier/Maxine Waters seating for State of the Union

I mentioned on the air the sartorial style of a pair of California Representatives who've decided to sit together tonight. Apparently, the two have something cooked up for their appearance on the House floor.

And Joe Wilson will sit between two Democrats for State of the Union

Last year, it was South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson who made the news, famously shouting "you lie!" at Barack Obama when the President promised undocumented immigrants wouldn't benefit from health care reform.

Another matchup for State of the Union

Another California lawmaker has found a "date" for the State of the Union address this evening. Democratic Congresswoman Judy Chu of El Monte will sit with Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland.

Democrats, Republicans to sit together for State of the Union on virtual date night

It’s starting to look like “date night” on Capitol Hill. The movement to get Democrats and Republicans to sit together during tonight’s “State of the Union” speech has created some unusual couples.

GOP to target employers who hire illegal workers

The new Republican-led House has scheduled its first hearing on immigration issues this week. The GOP has shifted its focus from border enforcement to workplace crackdowns.

Perhaps the most unlikely of seatmates: Waters and Dreier

Guess who's sitting with Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters of Los Angeles at the State of the Union? San Dimas Republican Congressman David Dreier. He chairs the House Rules Committee.

Barbara Boxer found a buddy

Another Democrat has found a Republican to sit with at the State of the Union tomorrow night.

More buddies for the State of the Union: Issa and Towns

Here's an unlikely pair who'll sit side by side at the State of the Union address: Republican Congressman Darrell Issa of Temecula and Democratic Congressman Edolphus Towns of New York.

Musical chairs for State of the Union

There's been a push for Democrats and Republicans to sit together tomorrow night during the State of the Union address, as a sign of putting party differences aside and encouraging civility.

Yvonne Burke back for another term at Ethics

There's been some talk about doing away with the Office of Congressional Ethics. That's the supplemental committee made up of folks not currently serving in Congress who can investigate allegations of ethical violations brought by the press or the public.

Another job opportuntiy

Some people read the obituaries. I read the Jobs page in the "Washington Post." I know so many people in California who've been looking for work for so long. And I'm always spotting odd and interesting want ads that never crop up in the "LA Times.

Public wake, private funeral for Sargent Shriver

The public will be allowed to say goodbye to Sargent Shriver Friday afternoon at a public wake in Washington, D.C. The funeral mass for the first director of the Peace Corps will be private.